The table below looks at the statistics for the Middleware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware Engineer
Rank 580 570 533
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Engineer 15 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.023% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.025% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 19
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£273 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.87% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-21.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Middleware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Middleware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 9 £273 -35.88%
County Antrim - 6 - -
Belfast - 6 - -
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
London +17 5 £250 -41.17%
Nottingham - 2 £295 -
East Midlands - 2 £295 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £295 -
City of London +6 1 £500 +17.64%
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Middleware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Middleware
2 27 (61.36%) Linux
3 24 (54.55%) WebLogic
4 22 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (45.45%) WebSphere
5 20 (45.45%) Oracle
5 20 (45.45%) Tomcat
6 19 (43.18%) Apache
6 19 (43.18%) Red Hat
7 17 (38.64%) HTTP
8 16 (36.36%) UNIX
8 16 (36.36%) Windows
9 15 (34.09%) IBM
10 14 (31.82%) Solaris
10 14 (31.82%) ITIL
11 13 (29.55%) JBoss
11 13 (29.55%) Banking
12 12 (27.27%) JMS
12 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (25.00%) SOA
13 11 (25.00%) Web Services
13 11 (25.00%) Shell Script
13 11 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
13 11 (25.00%) Jython
14 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
14 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
14 10 (22.73%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (22.73%) IIS
14 10 (22.73%) .NET
15 9 (20.45%) Finance

Middleware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (54.55%) WebLogic
2 20 (45.45%) WebSphere
2 20 (45.45%) Tomcat
3 19 (43.18%) Apache
4 13 (29.55%) JBoss
5 11 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
6 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
6 10 (22.73%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (22.73%) IIS
7 8 (18.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (15.91%) Documentum
8 7 (15.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (11.36%) GlassFish
10 3 (6.82%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
1 5 (11.36%) MS Project
1 5 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (6.82%) WebTrends
1 3 (6.82%) Documaker
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (2.27%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (38.64%) HTTP
2 8 (18.18%) SSL
3 7 (15.91%) Firewall
4 6 (13.64%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (13.64%) DMZ
5 2 (4.55%) NAS
5 2 (4.55%) SAN
5 2 (4.55%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.55%) LDAP
6 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.27%) DVB
6 1 (2.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) Introscope
2 2 (4.55%) Ant
3 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.27%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.27%) JDeveloper
General
1 13 (29.55%) Banking
2 9 (20.45%) Finance
3 6 (13.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.55%) Billing
5 1 (2.27%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (100.00%) Middleware
2 12 (27.27%) JMS
3 11 (25.00%) Web Services
4 10 (22.73%) .NET
5 8 (18.18%) Java EE
6 5 (11.36%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (11.36%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (9.09%) XML
7 4 (9.09%) SailPoint
8 3 (6.82%) SOAP
8 3 (6.82%) XSLT
8 3 (6.82%) WSDL
9 2 (4.55%) JDBC
9 2 (4.55%) REST
9 2 (4.55%) WebCenter
10 1 (2.27%) Apache Camel
10 1 (2.27%) HTML
10 1 (2.27%) XSD
10 1 (2.27%) POSIX
10 1 (2.27%) JAXP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) DataPower
3 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.27%) DTV
3 1 (2.27%) STB
3 1 (2.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (61.36%) Linux
2 22 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (36.36%) UNIX
3 16 (36.36%) Windows
4 14 (31.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) ITIL
2 11 (25.00%) SOA
3 7 (15.91%) Quality Management
3 7 (15.91%) ITIL V2
4 6 (13.64%) Validation
4 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 4 (9.09%) Change Management
6 3 (6.82%) Change Control
6 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (6.82%) Project Management
7 2 (4.55%) Revenue Management
7 2 (4.55%) ITSM
7 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.55%) Content Management
7 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.27%) DevOps
8 1 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 11 (25.00%) Jython
2 9 (20.45%) Bash Shell
3 8 (18.18%) Korn
3 8 (18.18%) Java
4 7 (15.91%) C-shell
5 3 (6.82%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.55%) Python
7 1 (2.27%) SQL
7 1 (2.27%) C
7 1 (2.27%) C++
7 1 (2.27%) Bourne shell
7 1 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) CA Wily
1 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (4.55%) Tivoli
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (2.27%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Oracle
2 19 (43.18%) Red Hat
3 15 (34.09%) IBM
4 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 7 (15.91%) HP
6 6 (13.64%) TIBCO
7 5 (11.36%) Sun
8 3 (6.82%) ServiceNow
8 3 (6.82%) Business Objects
8 3 (6.82%) Siebel
8 3 (6.82%) CA
9 2 (4.55%) Axway
9 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.27%) 29West
10 1 (2.27%) AppDynamics
10 1 (2.27%) Citrix
10 1 (2.27%) Informatica
10 1 (2.27%) Remedy
10 1 (2.27%) VMware